Conferences are the place where like-minded people gather to exchange information, have discussions, and share their research with each other. Below we’ll discuss how do you choose a conference to publish a paper.

Conferences feature a series of presentations by prominent scholars from the field. It is important that the presentations are kept to a minimum of 10-30 minutes, keeping them concise and short. Some conferences offer interactive sessions such as panel discussions or other interactive sessions after the presentations.

Before presenting your research at a conference, there are certain protocols you need to follow. Presenters must submit a short abstract of their research to be reviewed by the committee.

Finding the right Conference

No doubt, conferences are an excellent choice when it comes to disseminating information and presenting your research work. However, not having the right kind of conference can be a game-changer and can leave a negative impact as well. Henceforth, it is crucial to be mindful of the conference where a researcher should present his work.

It can be either a workshop or a conference depending on how large it is. The former is for smaller groups, while the latter involves large numbers of people. You can categorize them into one track where only one session is held at a given time, or multiple tracks where multiple sessions are being conducted simultaneously in different rooms.

The conference can be classified as either international or national depending on who is participating and where they are located. Generally, in an international conference, participants come from different parts of the world to present their research work, whereas, in a national conference, the participants are from one nation only.

How do you choose a conference for a paper presentation?

Some key points to remember:
  • Digging into the nature of the conference – Finding the right conference can be a lot easier if we do extensive research on the background and nature of the conference we are trying to get into. If your research is about scientific discovery make sure the conference you choose consists of panel members or scholars, experts in the same field.  Steer clear of the predatory conferences which try to loot money out of the researcher’s pocket and do not provide any exposure to their research work.
  • Eligibility criteria of the conference – The Conferences with a higher reputation mostly have high or harder eligibility criteria to pass. The high eligibility criteria ensure the quality of exposure that a conference will provide. Some of the best conferences are highly selective and do not allow participation otherwise.
  • Acceptability of papers at a conference – The most important aspect to keep in mind is to study the acceptability of research papers at a conference. Be mindful of the result criteria of a conference as usually the Conferences with good reputation require good research work and results.
  • Location and Travel grant – Another key point to focus on is the location and Travel grant given by the conference. It is suggestive to choose the conference which is near to your place as it will save your money and time. Some conferences also grant funds to travel for junior graduate students. Look for the Conferences which charge less amount for registration.
  • Adhere to deadlines and goals – Once you have selected the conference make sure you stick to the deadlines allocated for the submission of the abstract and other credentials. This shows professionalism and leaves a positive impression.

Following these guidelines will ensure that you get the desired conference which will prove to be an excellent platform to present your research work among like-minded scholars and experts from the field.

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